Thursday, November 12, 2009

UCD sharpness earns Pembroke win

Leinster Women's Division One: 
UCD 3 (Rachel Burke 2, Kerry McComish) Pembroke 0

UCD cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win over Pembroke as their greater sharpness in either 25 proved the difference at Belfield tonight. Rachel Burke gave College an early lead with a superb solo effort, breaking down the right-hand baseline, beating a trio of tacklers before pulling the ball on to her reverse and scoring with a reverse at full stretch.

Thereafter, UCD pinned Pembroke back and got their second just a minute before the break when Kerry McComish swept in a penalty corner - won by Fiona Braddish's intercept inside the 25 - to make it 2-0 against her former club.

Lisa Jacob slipped two chances by the post to extend the margin - the latter well deflected wide by Lisa O'Rourke - while Pembroke struggled to test Grace O'Flanagan with six penalty corners.

They did, though, enjoy a better second period with Karen Hales a driving presence throughout but Burke flicked home her second near the end, after Bradish and Jacob had created the chance, to add some gloss to the scoreline.


Anonymous said...

Jane Coyne wasn't playing she is out for awhile with sickness, pembroke's 2nd keeper also injured and wasnt playing

Anonymous said...

great win for UCD!

Anonymous said...

that was pembrokes 3rds goalie - not an easy task to jump 2 division!!!